Anyone else ever do this back in the day?

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  1. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

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    Making my breakfast bagel this morning this bag fastener brought back memories of trimming the edges of one of these and using it as a guitar pick back in the 1970s.

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    naveed211 Friend of Leo's

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    Never. But that’s not a bad idea.
     
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    No, that idea never crossed my mind. But it is genius
     
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    No, but I have seen them used as strap locks.
     
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    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    They were commonly used as straplocks back in my day too.
     
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    Nice to be called genius....but it was more a case of being a kid and thinking, 'I can't find my pick..what's around here that I can use...?'
     
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    The plastic on the bottom of milk jugs makes good picks too.
     
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    And I never thought of that...
     
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    I have a couple of them for that purpose in my bucket. I keep a lot of bits of plastic for picks because I never know when I'm going to want something different for a background textural part in a recording. I have picks in all different gauges too, but I'm always on the lookout for something different, just because.
    We have these little Plexi strips to hold price tags to shelf molding at my store. Thinner than any pick I've seen. Fun for occasional strumming.
    I cut up an old credit card so I could do pick scrapes across all the wound strings at once. Versatile? No. Fun? Yes.
     
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    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    i worked in an under privileged school. The music teacher and I were part of a band.
    He used to bring those in as picks.
    I had plenty at the time so I gave him a lot of picks for the guitar students.
    I had to give them to aspiring guitarists, it was just in me.
    The visiting guitar teacher was also a good friend and in our band.
     
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    Too thin for me... I like thick picks









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    I don't think I ever actually used a bread tie, but the thought did cross my mind.

    I used to work at a company that did injection molding of thermoplastics and often brought home pieces of "flashing" of various materials and thicknesses to fashion picks. I never really came up with anything I liked better than real picks, but it was fun to mess around with.
     
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    Yep and sandpaper for edge. Done it all. Match covers and other
     
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    Hi.

    I have, when needs must. Most recently, maybe just couple of years ago if I recall correctly.


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    Yup, but not in the last 50 years.
     
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    Me too. That's why I cut mine from milk jug caps.
     
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    I never used a bag clip for a guitar pick. The closest I come to that is trimming my nails. Bagels? Never from a bag. Never frozen or toasted. I’m a New Yorker. The best bagels anywhere are a short drive away. My wife went out for them early. I just had one for breakfast with Lewis Road Creamery butter from New Zealand, a cappuccino, and a South African grapefruit.
     
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    OK, ever used a bagel as a guitar pick then? :D
     
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    In a pinch I've used pennies. Back in the day, picks were 3 for a quarter, pennies 25.
     
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